Meadowlark Elementary

Summary:

Meadowlark Elementary is a public elementary school in Sheridan, Wyoming, serving 314 students in grades K-5. The school is part of the Sheridan County School District #2, which is ranked 3rd out of 42 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating.

Meadowlark Elementary consistently ranks among the top 12-28 elementary schools in Wyoming, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for several years. The school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics are significantly higher than the state averages, often exceeding the district's performance as well. For example, in 2022-2023, 84.4% of 5th-grade students at Meadowlark were proficient or better in ELA, compared to the state average of 54.9%. However, the school has a relatively homogeneous student population, with a majority (over 86%) of white students, and a lower percentage of Hispanic and minority students compared to some nearby schools like Story Elementary and Slack Elementary.

Meadowlark Elementary also serves a more affluent student population, with a lower percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (around 27%) compared to the nearby schools, which range from 12% to 43%. The school spends significantly more per student ($15,580 in 2022-2023) compared to the state average, and has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 13.3, which may contribute to its strong academic performance. While Meadowlark's consistent high ranking and performance are impressive, the school's lack of racial diversity and serving of a more affluent student population are areas that may warrant further exploration and consideration.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1410 DeSmet Avenue
       Sheridan, WY  82801


(307) 672-3786

District: Sheridan County School District #2

SchoolDigger Rank:
28th of 146 Wyoming Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,580 Help


Students who attend Meadowlark Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Sheridan Junior High School
High:    Sheridan High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.3 Help
Number of students:  314

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.9%
Hispanic:
9.6%
Two or more races:
2.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Meadowlark Elementary ranks better than 80.8% of elementary schools in Wyoming. It also ranks last among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Sheridan County School District #2. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.18. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (86.9%), Hispanic (9.6%), two or more races (2.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 27.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Meadowlark Elementary is 13.3. 4 elementary schools in the Sheridan County School District #2 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Meadowlark Elementary is $15,580. 4 elementary schools in the Sheridan County School District #2 spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Meadowlark Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Meadowlark Elementary 28th of 146 Wyoming public elementary schools. (See Meadowlark Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Sheridan County School District #2:

SchoolDigger ranks Sheridan County School District #2 3rd of 42 Wyoming school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Meadowlark Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Meadowlark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 63.90 39th 131 70.2%
2005 67.79 38th 136 72.1%
2006 68.88 36th 145 75.2%
2007 58.03 62nd 149 58.4%
2008 81.47 13th 151 91.4%
2009 93.52 1st 150 99.3%
2010 91.24 1st 150 99.3%
2011 87.43 2nd 152 98.7%
2012 88.53 3rd 143 97.9%
2013 86.89 8th 142 94.4%
2015 92.20 3rd 154 98.1%
2016 82.96 14th 148 90.5%
2017 88.74 8th 151 94.7%
2018 89.76 8th 147 94.6%
2019 86.73 12th 153 92.2%
2021 85.02 12th 153 92.2%
2022 85.05 12th 144 91.7%
2023 76.18 28th 146 80.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Meadowlark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.37 6th 64 90.6%
2019 67.10 15th 75 80.0%
2023 63.27 21st 77 72.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Meadowlark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.21 6th 99 93.9%
2019 79.45 13th 132 90.2%
2021 68.13 22nd 119 81.5%
2022 71.53 19th 110 82.7%
2023 53.65 47th 115 59.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Meadowlark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.71 6th 125 95.2%
2019 78.54 21st 136 84.6%
2021 80.97 12th 132 90.9%
2022 87.99 7th 126 94.4%
2023 62.61 42nd 129 67.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Meadowlark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.37 10th 126 92.1%
2019 90.55 8th 138 94.2%
2021 86.24 8th 134 94.0%
2022 81.39 15th 127 88.2%
2023 78.75 17th 132 87.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Meadowlark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 43.13 36th 55 34.5%
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Rank History for White students at Meadowlark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.36 7th 103 93.2%
2019 76.46 29th 120 75.8%
2021 89.60 4th 113 96.5%
2022 88.46 7th 103 93.2%
2023 68.13 31st 101 69.3%
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Data source: test scores: Wyoming Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Meadowlark Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 448 448
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 427 427
1991 398 1 2 9 2 n/a n/a 0 412
1992 395 1 2 14 1 n/a n/a 0 413
1993 359 0 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 371
1994 331 0 4 8 0 n/a n/a 0 343
1995 299 2 1 4 2 n/a n/a 0 308
1996 299 2 1 4 2 n/a n/a 0 308
1997 269 1 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 277
1998 247 3 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 253
1999 226 3 2 7 5 n/a n/a 0 243
2000 252 6 3 4 4 n/a n/a 0 269
2001 229 4 2 10 5 n/a n/a 0 250
2002 238 3 4 14 4 n/a n/a 0 263
2003 238 3 4 14 4 n/a n/a 0 263
2004 232 1 3 10 3 n/a n/a 0 249
2005 247 2 5 10 2 n/a n/a 0 266
2006 251 1 4 9 2 n/a n/a 0 267
2007 255 2 3 8 4 n/a n/a 0 272
2008 279 4 2 16 4 n/a n/a 0 305
2009 272 6 1 18 5 n/a n/a 0 302
2010 292 2 3 13 5 0 2 0 317
2011 286 2 2 13 4 1 4 0 312
2012 265 1 2 18 6 0 8 0 300
2013 296 1 2 20 4 0 4 0 327
2014 310 1 2 15 4 0 8 0 340
2015 313 1 2 11 2 1 7 0 337
2016 314 3 2 13 2 1 7 0 342
2017 304 2 2 17 4 1 9 0 339
2018 297 2 1 20 3 1 12 0 336
2019 298 2 2 13 2 1 13 0 331
2020 312 2 2 19 2 0 17 0 354
2021 290 1 2 27 0 0 11 0 331
2022 271 1 1 26 0 2 9 0 310
2023 273 1 1 30 0 0 9 0 314

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Meadowlark Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 448 n/a n/a n/a
1990 427 20.0 21.3 n/a
1991 412 26.0 15.8 11.4
1992 413 21.5 19.2 14.3
1993 371 24.2 15.3 16.2
1994 343 24.0 14.3 17.2
1995 308 18.2 16.9 14
1996 308 18.2 16.9 14
1997 277 15.9 17.4 14.1
1998 253 13.4 18.9 14.6
1999 243 17.0 14.3 25.9
2000 269 20.9 12.9 28.6
2001 250 21.3 11.7 54.4
2002 263 24.0 11.0 22.4
2003 263 24.0 11.0 22.4
2004 249 21.7 11.5 17.3
2005 266 23.1 11.5 20.3
2006 267 24.7 10.8 21.3
2007 272 24.8 11.0 23.2
2008 305 24.1 12.7 21.6
2009 302 25.1 12.0 21.9
2010 317 24.5 12.5 30.9
2011 312 n/a n/a 36.9
2012 300 21.1 14.2 31.3
2013 327 n/a n/a 37.3
2014 340 23.3 14.5 35
2015 337 23.0 14.6 35.6
2016 342 24.0 14.2 36.8
2017 339 23.7 14.2 38.1
2018 336 23.9 14.0 31.8
2019 331 23.2 14.2 30.5
2020 354 24.2 14.6 28
2021 331 23.4 14.1 29.6
2022 310 23.4 13.2 23.9
2023 314 23.6 13.3 27.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Meadowlark Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 448 n/a n/a n/a
1990 427 20.0 21.3 n/a
1991 412 26.0 15.8 11.4
1992 413 21.5 19.2 14.3
1993 371 24.2 15.3 16.2
1994 343 24.0 14.3 17.2
1995 308 18.2 16.9 14
1996 308 18.2 16.9 14
1997 277 15.9 17.4 14.1
1998 253 13.4 18.9 14.6
1999 243 17.0 14.3 25.9
2000 269 20.9 12.9 28.6
2001 250 21.3 11.7 54.4
2002 263 24.0 11.0 22.4
2003 263 24.0 11.0 22.4
2004 249 21.7 11.5 17.3
2005 266 23.1 11.5 20.3
2006 267 24.7 10.8 21.3
2007 272 24.8 11.0 23.2
2008 305 24.1 12.7 21.6
2009 302 25.1 12.0 21.9
2010 317 24.5 12.5 30.9
2011 312 n/a n/a 36.9
2012 300 21.1 14.2 31.3
2013 327 n/a n/a 37.3
2014 340 23.3 14.5 35
2015 337 23.0 14.6 35.6
2016 342 24.0 14.2 36.8
2017 339 23.7 14.2 38.1
2018 336 23.9 14.0 31.8
2019 331 23.2 14.2 30.5
2020 354 24.2 14.6 28
2021 331 23.4 14.1 29.6
2022 310 23.4 13.2 23.9
2023 314 23.6 13.3 27.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Meadowlark Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $585 (4.5%) $12,557 (95.5%) $13,142
2020 $411 (3.1%) $12,821 (96.9%) $13,232
2021 $1,155 (7.8%) $13,586 (92.2%) $14,740
2022 $1,368 (9.4%) $13,117 (90.6%) $14,485
2023 $1,954 (12.5%) $13,626 (87.5%) $15,580

Data source: Wyoming Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Meadowlark Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 12th of 153 Elementary schoolsRanks 28th of 146 Elementary schools
 11.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Meadowlark Elementary)77.262.3
 14.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Sheridan County School District #2)7769.1
 7.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)54.848.3
 6.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Meadowlark Elementary)82.564.8
 17.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Sheridan County School District #2)78.478.7
 0.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)53.553.5
4th Grade English Language Arts (Meadowlark Elementary)62.954.8
 8.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Sheridan County School District #2)66.363.9
 2.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)49.145.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Meadowlark Elementary)72.967.7
 5.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Sheridan County School District #2)76.877.3
 0.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)5351.1
 1.9%
4th Grade Science (Meadowlark Elementary)64.346.8
 17.5%
   4th Grade Science (Sheridan County School District #2)6358.4
 4.6%
   4th Grade Science (Wyoming)5250.2
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Meadowlark Elementary)74.184.4
 10.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Sheridan County School District #2)78.676.8
 1.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)55.654.9
 0.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Meadowlark Elementary)8188.9
 7.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Sheridan County School District #2)79.678.7
 0.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)55.453.7
 1.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students331314
 5.1%
African American21
 50%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic1330
 130.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White298273
 8.4%
Two or More Races139
 30.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients30.5%27.4%
 3.1%


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Students who attend Meadowlark Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Sheridan Junior High School
High : Sheridan High School

Meadowlark Elementary ranks 28th of 146 Wyoming elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Meadowlark Elementary are 87% White, 10% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 314 students attended Meadowlark Elementary.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Wyoming Department of Education.

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